View single post by srossi
 Posted: Fri Aug 3rd, 2018 01:25 pm
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beIN Sports Network has been dropped from Verizon FIOS within the past few days so the MLW show obviously won't air tonight on that cable platform.  I was actually enjoying it, especially Tom Lawlor, whose work I don't get to see anywhere else.  They were also dropped by Comcast, so this hurts MLW a lot.

BEin released this statement:

MIAMI, FL – August 2, 2018 – beIN SPORTS – sets the record straight concerning Verizon Fios’ decision to drop beIN SPORTS.

“beIN SPORTS USA learned late last night that despite its offer to extend its contract with Verizon on the same rates and terms, Verizon chose to abruptly cease negotiations and drop the beIN SPORTS channels from its platform.  Verizon falsely claims that beIN sought “significant” rate increases.  In fact, beIN offered to continue under the same modest fee increase structure it established when it launched in 2012. Verizon, conversely, sought to re-package beIN to higher more expensive tiers where customers have to pay more for the content they love. 

beIN will not allow Verizon to use its content in this manner and will continue its fight to achieve carriage in lower priced tiers on behalf of consumers and content partners” said Antonio Briceño, beIN SPORTS’ Deputy Managing Director for the U.S. and Canada.  

Subscribers who would like to keep beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español can visit [url=]][/url] or call 1-877-789-1395 to file a complaint to their cable provider directly. Your support can make the difference #KeepbeIN #StopCarrierBarriers!

Last edited on Fri Aug 3rd, 2018 01:27 pm by srossi

This thread was great before AA ruined it.